Why are elderly people not using advance directives?

  title={Why are elderly people not using advance directives?},
  author={Dallas M. High},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  volume={5 4},
Although advance directives for health care are widely advocated, usage rates among the elderly are low. Reported is a study testing comparative educational strategies to increase the use of advance directives among elderly persons ages 65 to 93. Follow-up interviews (n = 293) with intervention participants and controls showed that only 1 of 6 different strategies increased use. Neither lack of information nor simple procrastination were found as primary barriers to completion of advance… CONTINUE READING